Software Updater v1.18

A Full Review of Software Updater, a Free Software Updater

Screenshot of Software Updater
Software Updater.

This easy to use, and completely free software updater, is brilliantly named... Software Updater!

Software Updater shows outdated programs on your desktop so that from inside the Software Updater tool, you can download updates without even having to look for them manually in a web browser.

This program updater has a very minimal user interface, which makes it super simple to use.

This review is of Software Updater version 1.18. Please let me know if there's a newer version I need to review.

More About Software Updater

  • Software Updater officially supports Windows 10 down through Windows XP
  • Because there isn't much of an interface, you just need to start the program to have it check for outdated software, after which the list of updates will show up in the program
  • A list of your installed programs that are already up-to-date can be viewed, too
  • Choosing any of your programs that Software Updater finds will show you the current version and the version that's installed

Software Updater Pros & Cons

Although it certainly works as advertised, Software Updater isn't quite as advanced as most of its competitors:

Pros:

  • Scans in just a few seconds
  • Very easy to use
  • Shows both the current version and the version of the update
  • Downloads updates directly in the program
  • Checks for updates on a schedule

Cons:

  • No bulk downloading options
  • Updates are not installed for you (must do it manually)
  • Doesn't support as many programs as similar updater tools

My Thoughts on Software Updater

Software Updater is very simple and works quickly, and while it is better than some software updaters, others outshine this one pretty easily.

Most software updater tools like Software Updater will let you decide if you want to find beta updates and may even download and install the updates for you. These types of features are not included in this particular program.

That being said, you don't have to do much of anything with Software Updater but download and open the program, and then click a few buttons to download the setup files for your applications. So, in the simplicity contest, Software Updater may just win.